Movie adaptation?

Use this forum to discuss the March 2018 Book of the Month, "Final Notice" by Van Fleisher.
Post Reply
lesler
Posts: 320
Joined: 25 Jan 2018, 21:47
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 57
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-lesler.html
Latest Review: Betrayal in Blue by Mark M. Bello
Reading Device: B00I15SB16

Re: Movie adaptation?

Post by lesler » 30 Mar 2018, 10:25

Yes, I think this would translate to a movie very well. The climatic scenes would be filmed well, and would convince more people to read the book. Obviously, the mind is better than the eyes, and the book will always be better.

User avatar
n-dai che
Posts: 247
Joined: 13 Sep 2017, 20:41
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 20
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-n-dai-che.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by n-dai che » 31 Mar 2018, 07:48

lesler wrote:
30 Mar 2018, 10:25
Yes, I think this would translate to a movie very well. The climatic scenes would be filmed well, and would convince more people to read the book. Obviously, the mind is better than the eyes, and the book will always be better.
Yeah right! I grasp your point. I don't like to see the part when the vt2 user read the warning.
:D :( :cry:

User avatar
n-dai che
Posts: 247
Joined: 13 Sep 2017, 20:41
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 20
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-n-dai-che.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by n-dai che » 31 Mar 2018, 07:53

mcfeealexis wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 11:01
I think book to movie adaptations are very trick. The directors are the ones interpretation the book and then visualizing what they think it looks like. For me it first depends on the directors that turn this book into a movie. They would have to see the same themes I uncovered while reading the book, but also give meaning to news things that I may not have thought of. For me I love book to movie adaptations especial heartfelt movies so I think it would make a great movie.
Yeah, I agree with you. I can't dare to see the user's reaction upon reading their final notice. :P That moment freaks me.

User avatar
CambaReviewer
Posts: 403
Joined: 29 Apr 2017, 05:44
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 23
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 32
Favorite Book: The Barnyard Buddies STOP for Peace
Currently Reading: When Leaves Fall
Bookshelf Size: 377
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-cambareviewer.html
Latest Review: Manifesto for a Cancer Patient by Colleen Huber, NMD

Post by CambaReviewer » 03 Apr 2018, 11:57

Yes!! I think this book will make an awesome movie adaptation! Having the sub-theme of gun control in it will make it a very topical and relevant issue in today's world!

User avatar
dtb
Posts: 250
Joined: 08 Feb 2018, 15:33
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 70
Currently Reading: A Darker Shade of Magic
Bookshelf Size: 34
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-dtb.html
Latest Review: The Wizard of Tut Tut Bun by John McCarrick
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by dtb » 06 Apr 2018, 09:42

I think it could be a great movie. Has beta testing ever been so exciting?

User avatar
Misael
Posts: 340
Joined: 16 Jan 2018, 17:12
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 37
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-misael.html
Latest Review: Nothing Left but Love by Glenda Rueger Payne

Post by Misael » 07 Apr 2018, 18:28

What I noticed about novels transformed into movies is that these movies always pale in comparison to the books; they don't stay true to the novel. They don't capture the exact feel and I always end up unsatisfied.

User avatar
KFree_Reads
Posts: 315
Joined: 08 Jan 2018, 08:18
2018 Reading Goal: 20
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 25
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 31
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kfree-reads.html
Latest Review: Heartaches 3 by H.M. Irwing

Post by KFree_Reads » 08 Apr 2018, 13:52

Not all books make great movies but because of the way this particular book is written with the main story and minor stories in the book I think it could work. I would watch the movie as well :)

User avatar
CaitlinGonya
Posts: 370
Joined: 01 Sep 2017, 15:45
2018 Reading Goal: 75
2017 Reading Goal: 20
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 56
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 85
Currently Reading: Heart of Iron
Bookshelf Size: 76
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-caitlingonya.html
Latest Review: Serendipity Mystery by R.F. Kristi

Post by CaitlinGonya » 08 Apr 2018, 15:21

I think a movie adaptation might be too much. I found the novel more logical based than I did dramatic based. I'm not sure logical would make a good movie.

User avatar
JuliaKay
Posts: 440
Joined: 19 Oct 2017, 03:26
2018 Reading Goal: 60
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 48
Currently Reading: Halcyon
Bookshelf Size: 46
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-juliakay.html
Latest Review: The Embalmer by Vincent Zandri

Post by JuliaKay » 08 Apr 2018, 15:50

I am not sure that this book would translate well into a motion picture, but I do think it could well as an idea for an episode of a television show, perhaps one of them that has to do with the FBI or investigations. It would be fun to see the idea play out on screen, but I do not think that a movie would be successful because the story did not have enough draw, in my opinion, for a large audience. :(
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

User avatar
Mouricia25
Posts: 294
Joined: 01 Jan 2018, 15:49
2018 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 183
Currently Reading: Covet (Fallen Angels Series #1)
Bookshelf Size: 51
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-mouricia25.html
Latest Review: Serendipity Mystery: Diary of a Snoopy Cat by R.F. Kristi
Reading Device: B01N3UC27N

Post by Mouricia25 » 09 Apr 2018, 00:10

Great question! It could work because of the amount of drama it contains. It would even be scarier to see because I am sure they would make it very gruesome.

User avatar
Vivianne Nat
Posts: 150
Joined: 14 Mar 2018, 02:02
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 24
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 45
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-vivianne-nat.html
Latest Review: The Life and Lessons of a Young Author by Sunayna Prasad

Post by Vivianne Nat » 09 Apr 2018, 06:07

The plot actually is a great idea for a film adaptation. It would work like the In Time which starred Justin Timberlake. But right now, i don't think it is a good idea to add up to the hype of showing the use of guns to the world. It might actually bring out different notions on things. So let us leave this one as a book.
:techie-studyingbrown:

“I don't think all writers are sad, she said. I think it's the other way around- all sad people write.” - Langleav

anneloretrujillo
Posts: 505
Joined: 29 May 2016, 22:01
2018 Reading Goal: 35
2017 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 77
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 32
Currently Reading: Strong Heart
Bookshelf Size: 93
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-anneloretrujillo.html
Latest Review: The Fart Heard Round The World by Ricky Mintz

Post by anneloretrujillo » 09 Apr 2018, 11:51

I think that this would mostly be good as a movie. I think the differing perspectives would transfer well to the screen. I don't think that the little insights we are given about what each character is thinking would transfer well.

User avatar
Book_Worm_2018
Posts: 6
Joined: 27 Mar 2018, 13:55
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Book_Worm_2018 » 10 Apr 2018, 20:22

:ugeek2: it really depends on who makes the movie and what their mindset is. It could go either way.

User avatar
Misael
Posts: 340
Joined: 16 Jan 2018, 17:12
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 37
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-misael.html
Latest Review: Nothing Left but Love by Glenda Rueger Payne

Post by Misael » 11 Apr 2018, 05:58

What worries me about movie adaptation is that almost always, they pale in comparison to the novel. They lack the feel or emotion evoked by the book. Maybe with a combination of the best director who read and analyze the feel of the novel, and the right mix of actors who really can act and have committed to stay true to the book, then probably movie adaptations will be at par at least with the original.

User avatar
ostercl
Posts: 49
Joined: 08 Feb 2018, 20:55
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 16
Currently Reading: Horse Soldiers
Bookshelf Size: 11
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ostercl.html
Latest Review: Final Notice by Van Fleisher

Post by ostercl » 11 Apr 2018, 16:25

I feel like a lot of the plot would have to change to make this adapt well as a movie - so much of what I thought was successful about this book involved internal character dialogue.

Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "Final Notice" by Van Fleisher”